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Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions


Children of parents who are separated are able to move between households during the coronavirus restrictions, minister Michael Gove has said. Some parents were worried they would not be able to see their children if they do not live with them full-time. He initially suggested children should not be travelling between different houses during the […]

Children and Coronavirus: Research Finds Some Become Seriously Ill


The coronavirus raging around the globe has tended to tread gently with children, who account for the smallest percentage of the tens of thousands of infections identified so far. Now, the largest study to date of children and the virus has found that while most develop mild or moderate symptoms, a small percentage — especially babies and […]

Covid-19 hits doctors, nurses and EMTs, threatening health system

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Dozens of health-care workers have fallen ill with covid-19, and more are quarantined after exposure to the virus, an expected but worrisome development as the U.S. health system girds for an anticipated surge in infections. From hotspots such as the Kirkland, Wash., nursing home where nearly four dozen staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, to outbreaks in Massachusetts, […]

Dhaka’s air quality improves but still ‘unhealthy’

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Although the air of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka marked a significant improvement on Wednesday morning, it was still classified as ‘unhealthy’ in the Air Quality Index (AQI).   Dhaka had an AQI score of 135 at 10:17am. It stood 20th in the list of cities with worst air. Pakistan’s Lahore and India’s Mumbai occupied the first […]

করোনা ভাইরাস – বিশ্ব স্বাস্থ্য সংস্থার সতর্কতা জারী এবং পাবলিকেরা হাত ধোয়ার সাবান পাবে কই?


করোনা ভাইরাস (কোবিড – ১৯) বর্তমানে সারা বিশ্বের এক মহা আতংকের নাম। চীনের হুবি প্রদেশের রাজধানী উহান শহরে উৎপত্তি এই মরণ ব্যাধীর ভাইরাসটি এ লেখা লেখার দিন (তারিখ:০৬/০৩/২০২০) অবধি সারা বিশ্বের ৯০ টি দেশে ছড়িয়ে পড়ছে এবং প্রতিদিনই এর আগ্রাসনে দেশ হতে দেশ আক্রান্ত হচ্ছে। আজ পর্যন্ত এ ভাইরাসে ৯৭,৮৮৬ জন লোক আক্রান্ত হয়েছে এবং […]

Bangladesh announces recovery of 2 of its first 3 cases


No new coronavirus infection was found in Bangladesh following the detection of the first cases five days ago and the recovery of two of the three infected patients, said the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research on Wednesday. Still the IEDCR advised government to dedicate hospitals that were newly built  but awaited operation for […]

The corona-virus conundrum for Bangladesh apparel industry


The corona-virus, which has already killed hundreds of people in China and is now making its way across the globe, will inevitably cause significant disruption to apparel supply chains during 2020. The question is, to what extent, for how long, and how will Bangladesh be impacted? Already, we are seeing that the virus is impacting […]

Protecting children from harmful food marketing


Professor Amandine Garde highlights the growing recognition of unhealthy food marketing as a major children’s rights issue, and what can and should be done to address it Ten years after the adoption of the World Health Organization (WHO) Recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children, children around the world remain exposed to […]

WHO Retains Ebola’s Public Health Emergency Designation in Congo

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The number of cases of Ebola in the eastern Congo continues to fall, and there had been speculation that the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee would remove the designation of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) from the outbreak. However, at its February 12 meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to keep the designation. The original designation was made […]

Dhaka ranks 2nd worst in Air Quality Index


Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked the second worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday. The independent live air-quality index monitor, Air Visual, shows Dhaka’s AQI value as 238 around 9:00am. Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar topped the index with an AQI value of 422 while India’s Delhi and Afghanistan’s Kabul respectively stood third and fourth on the worst […]


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